Top sights in Melbourne
Our most recommended things to do in Melbourne
1. Melbourne: Indian Food Tour of the CBD - Masala Trails
Indians first came to Australia’s shores many years ago, and with them they brought culture, spices, and delicious food. Explore the flavors of India on this 3-hour walking tour of Melbourne’s Central Business District, and sample dishes from across the regions. Your guide will tell the story of the arrival of the Indian community in Australia, explaining how their aromatic spices were stirred into modern Australian cuisine. Learn about the use of spices in different foods, and about their health and flavor benefits. Explore the subtly spiced, rice-based cuisine of South India, as you travel through the various cuisines in all their diversity. Taste rich Punjabi food, spiced with garam masala from the north of the subcontinent. Along the way, you will visit an Indian grocery store and discover more Indian ingredients. Conclude with an offering of Indian desserts to experience a taste s...
2. Melbourne: Personal Travel & Vacation Photographer
The tour provider will organize the locations for the photo shoot based on your own unique requirements, whether it be a family getaway, a romantic trip or a livelier one with friends. Once the details are organized, you will receive confirmation of all the infomation you need, leaving you to simply meet the photographer on the day and let them work their magic, capturing your travels in a contemporary and candid style of photography. Photographers are hand-picked and highly experienced. They are local experts and will share their knowledge of their city like an old friend. Once your photo tour has finished, you will receive a link to your own personal online gallery (password protected) within 5 working days, containing your professionally edited images, all free to download. This photo tour allows you to look back over your travels with fond memories, when all too often you are le...
3. Wilsons Promontory: 2.5-Hour Wilderness Cruise
Travel in the world's first custom-built amphibious boats, designed for cruising waters in comfort and safety. Witness the iconic South Point, the southernmost tip of mainland Australia and cruise into the waters of Bass Strait and Victoria's first marine national park. Discover a rugged and raw coast like no other as you explore The Glennies, Anderson Islets, and Anser Island. Marvel at the prehistoric boulders of Mount Oberon, situated behind the white quartz sands of Norman Beach, before uncovering the iconic granite monolith that is Skull Rock. Sculpted by waves and surrounded by crystal blue waters, Skull Rock's eerie facade becomes even more mysterious as more skull shapes reveal themselves the closer you get. Search for abundant wildlife including thousands of seals, dolphins, and migrating whales.
Absolutely brilliant tour. Was great to see the coastline from offshore. A very comfortable trip - all seats have a great view. The fur seals were amazing and we even got to see a whale! Highly recommended!
4. Phillip Island: 16-Minute Beach & Wildlife Helicopter Flight
Discover Phillip Island as you have never seen it. Your 16-minute helicopter scenic flight commences as you leave the heliport and track the spectacular coastline, passing Smiths Beach, Surfers Point and Cunningham Bay. Marvel at the amazing views of the world-famous Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, home to Moto GP, World Superbikes and V8 Supercars. Fly overland to Berry's Reef, and pass by the appropriately named Pyramid Rock. Look below and you might catch a glimpse of the shipwreck SS Speke as you fly over Kitty Miller Bay. Move on to Summerland Beach, home to the little penguins, who arrive home here each night at dusk. Arrive at Seal Rocks and The Nobbies. Look below to see the seals, then return along the coast, taking in fantastic island views, back to the heliport. Don't forget your camera, to make sure you take some wonderful photos to keep as memories forever of this spec...
5. Yarra Valley Hot Air Balloon Flight & Champagne Breakfast
Experience the thrill of ascending over a changing landscape at sunrise, suspended in a basket, floating under a spectacular hot air balloon. The cold air hits your cheeks, clouds floating past, the hot flames above warm you up under the morning sky… as you take flight… up, up and float away. Join a spectacular hot air balloon experience with a bird's eye view of the picturesque Yarra Valley (located an hour’s drive from Melbourne) – Victoria’s renowned wine region. Operating 364 days of the year (weather permitting) this once-in-a-lifetime tour experience provides an entirely different perspective of the Yarra Valley, beyond the typical tourist itinerary. Take off on a beautiful hot air balloon flight over the Yarra Valley at sunrise. The Yarra Valley is home to 90 vineyards and 35 wineries, many of which hold a reputation for creating world-class wines. See it from an entirely new pe...
This was the most amazing experience with great guides and fabulous champagne breakfast to finish with was just perfect
6. From Melbourne: Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour
Departing late morning from Melbourne we join the Great Ocean Road making our first stop at the new Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery for delicious chocolate samples and a chance to purchase a delicious hot chocolate or coffee. You will then follow the twists and turns of the breathtaking Great Ocean Road enjoying spectacular coastal photo opportunities. Stop off to see cuddly koalas in the wild before traveling onto the seaside town of Apollo Bay. You will have time to purchase lunch and dinner before we continue the journey Driving through rolling hills of the Otway National Park, you will head towards Port Campbell National Park and the hear some of the tragic tales about the shipwreck coast and view remarkable rock formations at Loch Ard Gorge. The final stop of the day is the awe-inspiring 12 Apostles to watch the sun sinking behind these stunning rock formations. E...
7. Hidden Bar Tour
Join an experienced guides on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday night and taste a great cocktail in one of Melbourne’s hidden bars. Many of the best bars in the city are easily overlooked if you don’t already know where they are. A plain doorway could lead to a venue with a great vibe and wonderful drinks. Let MELTours show you what many people often miss. Discover the hidden bar culture with an experienced guides and visit a number of venues around the city center where you'll be treated to 2 complimentary, fabulous cocktails. During the course of the evening you will visit up to 10-15 bars as the guides usually select venues during the tour depending on the group. The best size being 9 where you'll have access to all of the city center venues. Get ready to see a more interesting and alternative side of Melbourne.
8. Melbourne Zoo 1-Day General Admission Ticket
With your general admission day ticket to the Melbourne Zoo you can become acquainted with over 320 animal species from around the world. Enjoy a leisurely walk through the lush Asian and African rainforests, where tigers roam and monkeys swing from tree to tree. See eye-to-eye with the lion pride in a special exhibit at Lion Gorge and then continue on through to the Trail of the Elephants. Get up close and personal with Australian wildlife including koalas, kangaroos, wombats, and emus in an Australian bush setting. Head into the underwater world to see Victoria’s iconic little penguins and Australian fur seals.
The Melbourne Zoo is world class. The animals and the grounds are well kept and a delight to enjoy. Volunteers are a wealth of knowledge so talk to them along your travel around this beautiful zoo.
9. Melbourne: Sports and Beer Lovers Tour
Indulge your passion for sports on a sightseeing tour of Melbourne's legendary sports venues, such as Flemington Racecourse, where the Melbourne Cup horse race is held. Drive through the Melbourne F1 Grand Prix circuit in Albert Park. Visit a small, independent brewery and learn how craft beers are made. Then, enjoy a beer tasting with your passionate and knowledgeable beer drinker guide. Take a tour of the brewery to see the brewing process at work, and get the chance to taste a wide variety of beer styles.
10. Wilsons Promontory: Whale Spotting Cruise with Lunch
Set sail on a whale spotting cruise and keep an eye out for whales undertaking their annual migration. As you cruise, you’ll see coastal formations and remote beaches including, Rabbit Island, Sealers Cove, and Refuge Cove. Along the way, you’ll search for humpback and southern right whales on their annual migration route along the Wilsons Promontory coastline. In addition to whale spotting, you’ll search for diverse marine wildlife including, shy albatrosses, Australian fur seals, and dolphins. To make sure you don’t miss anything, the captain will provide commentary along the way. Enjoy morning tea and a homemade lunch as you cruise along the coastline.
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Planning Your Visit
When to go?
The best time to visit Melbourne is during fall (March to May). Not only is the weather at its most tolerable, but the changing colors of the city's foliage lend an air of charm to its Victorian-era buildings. If you can, try to catch the annual Food and Wine Festival during the first half of March!
How many days?
If the purpose of your visit is simply to see Melbourne's sights then you will need at least 2 or 3 days. That said, Melbourne has a multitude of festivals happening year round so consider staying for a bit longer if any of them take your fancy!
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- The Australian fall, from March to May, is especially pleasant!
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What people are saying about Melbourne
My 2 grandchildren and I enjoyed all aspects of the Aquarium. Some areas were a little bit crowded for the young ones to get a good view, but that is not anything anyone can change . We must return next year .
My husband and I really enjoyed this tour. The guide was very informative and explained things in great detail. Definitely worth putting on the list for the next time you're in Melbourne.
Born and raised in Melbourne we decided to take the hidden bars tour and had John (an American) take us on our tour and we had a thoroughly good time. Thanks very much John
not enough time do do everything on offer...had a blast safe to say the adults were exhausted!!
It was a great experience, especially on a cold winter's night. Highly recommend it!!!